The Great Sock-a-Thon
by Michael Delaney (Goodreads Author)
An eerie encounter with a ghost girl promises an unusual summer for four friends. The ghost needs the girls' help-the town is about to cut down the historic, but dying, tree she has haunted since her death in a fall seventy years before. The girls dream up a plan to save the tree: they'll have a sockathon-a wacky fundraiser involving a chain of socks. But how can collectin...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 3rd 2004 by Dutton Juvenile
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In 1931, during a speech by Franklin Roosevelt, Eliza Baker fell from a high branch of the large, old balm of Gilead tree that George Washington once napped under, and died. Now it's 2003, and four young girls have learned that the town is planning on cutting down that landmark tree, and they've determined to stop it. The problem is that the tree is rotting on the inside, and the town had to choose between cutting it down or buying a $6,000 brace to hold it up, so in order to save the balm of Gi...more